Citizen Dick- New York to Arkansas with a corpse

What do a suitcase, New York, Arkansas and a woman named Virginia have in common?  A dead body!  The cops are collecting evidence to lead them to explain why Virginia Colvin hauled a dead man in a suite from up state New York to a rice field in Arkansas.  

Police say the body found Sunday at a farm 50 miles northeast of Little Rock appears to be that of a man who died in Johnstown, New York.  This undated photo provided by the Arkansa State Police shows Virginia Colvin. Authorities in two states are trying to figure out why the body of an elderly New York man was hauled more than 1,000 miles in a suitcase and dumped in an Arkansas rice field.

State police say a man who is jailed in Arkansas on an unrelated charge is also being questioned.

The man, Michael Stivers, is being held at the Lonoke County Jail on charges unrelated to the discovery of the body, and is being questioned by State Police.

Gilbo suggested the criminal investigation is focused on what happened after the man died and whether the man or the federal government were victims of fraud.

He told the TV station that there have been cases in Fulton County, New York of people trying to collect the Social Security checks of the deceased.


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